Larissa Lai is the author of two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand and Salt Fish Girl. A recipient of the Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers’ Award, she has been shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Tiptree Award, and the Dorothy Livesay Prize. Lai is Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.
Rita Wong is an award-winning writer of four books of poetry, her latest titled undercurrent (2015). She is co-editor of downstream: reimagining water (WLU Press 2017), nominated for the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize. She teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, on the unceded Coast Salish territories also known as Vancouver, where she learns from water.